Terror Balloons Spark Fires in Southern Israel

Stand for Israel  |  May 22, 2019

Hot dry weather has hit much of the Holy Land this week, further inflaming violence already being carried out by Gaza terrorists. The Times of Israel’s Judah Ari Gross reports that Israeli firefighters are working to extinguish extensive fires from the ongoing attacks by terrorists launching incendiary balloons:

Six fires were sparked in southern Israel by balloon-borne incendiary devices sent over the security fence from the southern Gaza Strip, according to Israeli officials…

“All of the fires were caused by incendiary balloons,” a spokesman for the local fire department said…

Teams from the fire department, the Parks Authority and the Jewish National Fund, as well as security officers from nearby communities were working to extinguish the fires.

Israel’s Fire and Rescue Services issued a firing warning for Wednesday throughout the country, as hot and dry weather struck the country.

The last days have seen an uptick in the amount of balloon-borne incendiary devices launched into Israel, despite the reported ceasefire agreement…

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